Supplier Networks

wtf Spend Matters?

Posted by Pete Loughlin in Social Media, Supplier Networks

Let me very quickly explain that I mean “wtf” in the sense of “What’s the fax-number?” It’s not a phrase you hear very often these days. It’s what we used to say in the 1980s. We’d also say “Ciao. Fax me”. I was reminded of…

MasterCard and Basware announce new partnership

Posted by Pete Loughlin in AP Automation, Purchase to Pay, Purchase to Pay Process, Supplier Networks, Supply Chain, Supply Chain Finance, Working Capital Management

On the back of the extraordinary announcements over recent weeks , MasterCard and Basware have just declared another supply chain finance deal. It’s a big deal and it’s another sign if we needed it that products and services providing working capital support to business is…

SAP and Ariba – good news for shareholders and competitors alike

Posted by Pete Loughlin in Dynamic Discounting, e-invoicing, e-Procurement, e-Procurement Software, Electronic Invoicing, Financial Supply Chain Management, Purchase to Pay, Purchase to Pay Process, Supplier Networks, Supply Chain Finance, The Rest

The more I look at the proposed acquisition of Ariba by SAP, the less sense it makes. SAP didn’t need the functionality. They didn’t need the brand. The Ariba shareholders will clearly be pleased to see this deal go through but what, I wonder, would…

Basware’s new purchase to pay platform – they’ve been peeking at my wish list

Posted by Pete Loughlin in AP Automation, e-invoicing, e-Procurement, Financial Supply Chain Management, P2P Europe, Purchase to Pay, SaaS, Social Media, Supplier Networks, Supply Chain Finance

Basware have just made a very interesting announcement and launched Alusta, a “cloud-based platform for business-to-business transaction collaboration.” According to their announcement yesterday, Alusta (Finnish for “platform”) provides “open, centralized access to all Basware services via a scalable, secure, open collaborative commerce ecosystem for buying…